The Canadian Human Rights Act, created in 1977, is designed to ensure equality of opportunity. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex and a variety of other categories. The Act produced two human rights bodies: the Canadian Human Rights Commission and, through a 1985 amendment, the Human Rights Tribunal Panel (it became the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in 1998). Decisions of both the Commission and the Tribunal can be appealed to the Federal Court of Canada. Unlike the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which provides Canadians with a broad range of rights, the Canadian Human Rights Act covers only equality rights. It also governs only federal jurisdictions. Each province and territory in Canada has its own human rights legislation, which apply to local entities such as schools and hospitals.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Kirkup, Kyle. "Canadian Human Rights Act". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 16 March 2021, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/canadian-human-rights-act. Accessed 13 May 2021.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Kirkup, K., Canadian Human Rights Act (2021). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/canadian-human-rights-act
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Kirkup, Kyle, "Canadian Human Rights Act". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published May 01, 2018; Last Edited March 16, 2021. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/canadian-human-rights-act
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Kirkup, Kyle. The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Canadian Human Rights Act", Last Edited March 16, 2021, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/canadian-human-rights-act
Canadian Human Rights Act
|Article by||Kyle Kirkup|
|Updated by||Andrew McIntosh|
|Published Online||May 3, 2018|
|Last Edited||March 16, 2021|